Here is the 1st one:
1) Other blogs mentioned that activity and I found that very interesting because at the same time you build a letter you can introduce vocabulary like: straight line or curves.
I had some foam ready to use so I cut out these lines pretty quick. You also can build your baby's name but for that you would need to cut out few more sets of lines.
2) This activity I found at http://www.sparklebox.co.uk/thumbs586-590/sb588prev.html Eaton loves puzzles and these pieces are really big!
I wrote down the same sentences in WordDoc for Eaton to see what he needs to build. Later on I will not be providing these whole sentences for him to see if he is able to build the sentence from the scratch. Some sentences are longer than others.
WordDoc link: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0B_sGk1snprQtMjZkYmEyMDgtNmM0OS00MzE2LWJjODEtOTMwNDU2NWRjMDY4&hl=en
3) Home made puzzles. Few months ago I received a sample of Highlights magazine with puzzles and stickers inside. I kept that brochure ( I called it brochure because it has only 7 pages).
This is how it looks like inside
I was thinking how I can use it now as Eaton is ready to do puzzle but not quite ready for stickers yet.
I laminated stickers. I put some velcro on the other side and home made puzzle is ready.
Someone can create any puzzle with the same idea. You can cut out some areas from a poster, you can laminate them to have them more sturdy and puzzle will be ready to use.
You can be creative with shapes you cut. You can cut different shapes or shaped them like real puzzle from the one you probably have.
You would also need one of these for easy cutting ;-)